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Mar 19, 2011 6:15pm EDT
requests. it is in america's interests, along with our european and canadian allies, to forge strategic partnerships with arab nations as we move forward into this new era of change in the arab world. there are very specific re reasons, strategic regional concerns, and rationales as to why the united states will support this. we did not lead this. we will not engage in unilateral action in any way, but we strongly support the international community taking action against government and leaders who behave as gaddafi is unfortunately doing so now, and we think an international border that can bring about this kind of unity is very much in america's interest. >> you just said that conditions are unfolding that will create a new environment in which people will act, including those around colonel gaddafi. does that mean that you are in the sense -- in essence giving up on trying to remove colonel gaddafi? we're aiming the message at all of the decision makers inside libya. the opposition is largely led by those who defected from the gaddafi regime or who formerly served ait. it is certainly
CSPAN
Mar 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
of president obama through latimer america continues today in el salvador. he spoke yesterday in chile. this is a little over half an hour. >> thank you. [applause] it is a wonderful honor to be here in chile. i want to thank your president for his outstanding leadership and hospitality that he has extended to me and my wife, my daughters, and most importantly, my mother in law. [applause] [laughter] thanks for your wonderful welcome. thanks for your friendship and a strong bonds between our people. there are several people that want to acknowledge briefly. the president of the inter- american development bank. [applause] throughout our history, this land has been called the end of the world. i come here today because in the 21st century, this nation is a vital part of our interconnected world. in an age where people are intertwined like never before, this country shows that we should not be divided by race, religion, or ethnic conflict. you have welcomed immigrants from every corner of the globe. in the celebrate a proud, indigenous heritage. people around the world are reaching for t
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 1:38am EST
and god bless the united states of america. [applause] >> thank you. steve does not like his new name chuck, so i am sorry. [laughter] former senator rick santorum of pennsylvania was elected to the u.s. house of representatives in 1998 at the age of 32. when 1995 to 2007 he served in the u.s. senate. in 2000 he was elected to the position of senate republican conference chairman. he became one of the most successful government reformers in our history. taking on washington's powerful special interests from the moment he arrived. along with john boehner and others he was one of the famous gang of seven that expose post office scandals and it was his record that prompted a reporter to write in a recent article that santorum was a tea party kind of guy before there was a tea party. he is the author of the welfare reform act that has empowered millions to leave the welfare rolls and enter the workforce. he wrote and championed the legislation that [unintelligible] and the combatting autism act because he believes each and every individual by you and the most notably to be protected. he f
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2011 1:00pm EDT
baseline you used in september in your pledge to america. if we have gone 41 and we are going to go another 10 or 15, what i ask of you is in light of the fact, as mr. dent points out, we have already done the deepest cut under republicans, under democrats, under any of us. it is time to hear from you what is your alternative to make a deal? now, compromise is a prettier word, but we need to come to agreement. if we are going to serve our country and those who serve our country, then we need to come to agreement because they elected all of us. none of us has any greater superiority. we are all the same. and we need to come to agreement. i don't have much time but i'll be glad to yield to you. can you take time -- mr. rogers: would the gentleman talk to his colleagues over in the other body and tell them to pass something we can negotiate on? mr. hoyer: reclaiming my time, 435 of us have tried to talk to the people in the other body. but i will tell you under the constitution of the united states, we have the responsibility of initiating bills. read the constitution. read the constitution. w
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2011 2:00am EDT
a different america. >> major burris this leaders on how new york regained a major position. >> with wall street's reemergence, wall street was pulled into the global economy and became america's gateway to that economy, and has prospered ever since. >> watched the interview sunday night on c-span. >> the consumer federation of america have a summit meeting in washington, d.c. this week. the subject of one panel was how communication has changed with the presence of the internet, mobile devices, and social networking. also covered, online privacy. experts from microsoft and a rise in to play -- took part in this one hour, 20 minute event. >> i think we're going to get started for this morning's panel. it is entitled "the future of consumer communications." we're glad to hear your critics see you here on a friday morning. no place better to be at this panel talking about this issue. in recent years, we have seen an explosion in growth of devices that consumers use and the way that the uses them, whether facebook, twitter, video. more and more consumers use devices in different ways to acce
CSPAN
Mar 27, 2011 6:00pm EDT
s a political issue and that has a lot of people concerned. one in five women in america has been to planned parenthood. folks are seeing this as having nothing to do with the budget or the deficit, but really having to do with a political vendetta against women's health care. >> we are joined by two reporters who cover capitol hill. go ahead with your questions. >> i wanted to ask a two-part question. how can you describe funding for planned parenthood as only a political issue given the stress the budget deficit and debt are facing and it is federal funds going to planned parenthood? number two, how you justify, given the state of the recovery, though maybe in recovery, and the things lawmakers have to choose from how do you justified spending on planned parenthood? >> to very good questions. what is important to remember is what the house leadership did. they singled out planned parenthood simply saying we could no longer provide health care services under the federal programs. by singling out planned parenthood, they did not save a dime of the budget or deficit. these
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 6:00am EST
. main street, not wall street. this is not about my past. it is about our future. i think america is in trouble. the debt is amounting, and is resting on the chests of my grandchildn. spending is out of control. we spend $300 billion of month, and we'd borrow $120 billion of that. we've borrowed from our enemies or our competitors -- china, japan, and the tyrants in the middle east. the is no end in sight, and the president's own budget, he has got to in years of deficit. he will add more to the national debt in his four years than all presidts or him combine. what is washington doing? thank god for the tea party. i noticed -- [applause] thank god for paul ryan and the republican party and steve king and others. washington is not about leadership. washington is not about the people. washington is about money and reelection. had he figured it out? -- have you figured it out? i will tell you a story, the nation is hurting, and washington, d.c., is a boom town. how does that grab you? i tell you what they are addicted to. special interest money, all i want is access money, wall stree
CSPAN
Mar 27, 2011 9:30pm EDT
. a public service created by america's cable companies. >> our series of interviews with likely g.o.p. candidates continues with former pennsylvania senator rick santorum. we'll talk to him about his political career. when he began thinking of running for president and why. what issues he thinks are important in the 2010 campaign. states rights and health care. his views on abortion. church views on state. and his views on catholocism. this is about 50 minutes. >> when did you decide you had to get involved? >> the same motor vague as a lot of the tea party people. i thought this was a tipping point. if obama care took over the health care system, america as i was given it, as my grandfather and father came to this country that place would no longer exist. i went out started talking and working on campaigns and helping people around the country and trying to stir people up and provide a message, and i got a lot of feedback saying, hey you should think of doing this again, running for something. just again, kept walking down the path. i found out by th
CSPAN
Mar 28, 2011 12:30am EDT
. if the government took over the health care system, america as we know it, as i was given it, as my grandfather who came to this country that place would no longer exists. so i just went out and started talking and working on campaigns and talking to people around the country and trying to stir people up and provide a message and a lot of feedback. you should think about doing this again, running for something. i kept walking down the path. i found out, by the way, when i went to iowa we had been in 21 states but when i went to iowa c-span actually covered my speech. other folks started paying attention. they said, "oh you are running for president." i said, "no, i'm just visiting the states." i kept going back to iowa and then new hampshire and south carolina because, every time i did, i got covered. i wanted to be heard. when i did that, was encouraged by people in those states to start thinking about it and that is sort of how this all happened. it was really by accident. >> you were quick to point out you are not a tea party guy. >> i love the tea party but i will not claim the mantle. tea part
CSPAN
Mar 12, 2011 6:15pm EST
of women in america. she passed away before the commission could finish its work. the report they released spurred action across the country. it helped galvanize a movement led by women that would help make our society a more equal place. it has been almost 50 years since the roosevelt commission published its findings. there have been few similar efforts by the government in the decades that followed. that is why last week here at the white house, we released a new comprehensive report on the status of women in the spirit of the one released half a century ago. there is a lot of positive news about the strides we've made. women have caught up with men in seeking higher education. women today are more likely than men to attend and graduate from college. there are also reminders of how much work remains to be done. women are still more likely to live in poverty in this country in education, there are areas like mathematics and engineering where women are vastly outnumbered by maile counterparts. this is troubling because we know to compete around the world, we need to harness the talents of
CSPAN
Mar 27, 2011 6:00am EDT
backs it up. it is families that are the solution and the ultimate building block for america. because no stimulus, no entitlement reform, no health care initiative, no educational revamp can match the power of an intact, two parent family and driving economic growth health and well being in the united states. [applause] and i come from a family where my parents did divorce. i understand the difficulty and the difficulty that is single parents have. and this is not to den grate them in any way. but it's also to say our government needs to prefer a tax code and a policy that prefers family formation and the building up of families so that children have a safe environment to grow up because no one loves them more than mom and d. no government agency, no government bureaucrat. it's mom and dad. we've been told that we need a truce on social issues and i would highly disagree with that because the truth is social conserveatism is fiscal conserveatism. i mentioned just briefly about the fair tax. i am as a tax lawyer as i told you earl
CSPAN
Mar 27, 2011 10:00am EDT
planning provider in america. what we saw was that women's health care is being treated as a political issue and that has us concerned. many of the one in five women who have been to planned parenthood and folks are seeing this as having nothing to do with the budget or the deficit. it has to do with a political vendetta against women's health care. >> we are joined by two reporters. one is with roll call. go ahead with your question. >> hall -- what do you describe the funding askm of planned parenthood with the stress of the budget deficit and the federal funds that are going to planned parenthood? how you justify given the state of the economy which may be in recovery and the things that lawmakers have to choose from in terms of what we can afford in kent, how'd you justify spending on plant parroted? >> that is a great question. what is important to remember is what the house leadership did was that they singled out planned parenthood and said they could not provide health care services under the federal program. by singling out planned parenthood, they did not save a dime of the b
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2011 6:00am EST
enforcement. i think the testimony today backed that up. not that that there are too many mosques in america. >> sheriff, a little earlier you heard the association that care warns people any need to have a lawyer before they talk to law enforcement. do you feel like that your jurisdictional residents whether they're muslim, jewish, christian, should have to have a lawyer before they talk to you or one of your sheriff deputies to inform you about something they see as being a potential problem? >> no, i don't personally believe they should take that initial step. so to answer your question, no. >> do you believe your sheriff deputies, when out interacting in the communities and doing their community policing and talking with merchants and individuals should, before they talk to them, warn them they have the right to an attorney before they talk to the sheriff's deputy? yes or no? >> if we have a suspicion that they're about to commit a crime, then -- >> then yes? >> there is only so many questions you can have before you have to advise them of their constitutional right. that's one of the ke
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
and declining america and a declining europe. how do you make money and create jobs? it is a complicated and scary place. it is more creative and i will do it for clients and the more honest than a where do you live? >> i live in germany will have my head office. the dutch government is one of my clients. >> why would somebody hire you? >> i have a unique background. i have been educated in europe. i understand europeans. i lived and worked in washington. i'm a member of the council on foreign relations and i work for the center for strategic international studies. i worked at the heritage foundation on the right and the council is in the middle. i know the points of view of the schools of thought in washington. >> were was, originally? >> ohio, and a good ohioan, a place called rocky river. >> why the cato institute? >> why the cato institute? >> they let the politics fall where they fall. they have been deeply unfashionable. they say we have to have a foreign policy within our means. eisenhower is my favorite modern president. it would ruin our domestic equilibrium, we will not be a gr
CSPAN
Mar 29, 2011 6:00am EDT
states engaged civil society, universities, think tanks and the know how that america has to the region, but not impose a form or model of the egyptians. they do not want to be to hanging over the fact that they will not deal with the egyptian government as members of the muslim brotherhood on it. the muslim brotherhood is no different than the all but -- ultraorthodox party in israel and christian democrats. they can be political parties that drive the base for religion but play with in the secular roles of the game. they do not want to see this type of western and physician saying if they win a certain number of seats, we will not deal with them. in that kind of tone is what the egyptians want to see. >> do you have a sense now that the egyptian process is really .eginning to firm -- forme >> i think the muslim brotherhood was completely surprised. never were the slogans chanted. not by accident, and more and partly because the people were not part of the muslim brotherhood. they were people that belong to the muslim brotherhood, but this was not a muslim brotherhood evened. it will n
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2011 11:00pm EDT
what it is like to live in the new world, declining america, declining europe. how do you make money and create jobs? it is a very complicated, scary place. bhay did is what they did in bhay did is what they did in washington. but it's more creative and you can do it actually for clients and be a little bit more honest about it. brian: where do you live? >> i spend most of my time living in germany. one of my clients is the dutch government. i spend time in the hague as well but most of the time in germany. brian: why would someone hire you? >> i have a unique background. educated in the u.k., so i understand europeans but i lived and worked in washington. i worked for the heritage foundation on the right and the council is in the middle so i know the points of view of every major school of thought in washington so that's a good reason to hire me. brian: where was home originally? >> ohio. a place called rocky river about an hour from cleveland. i had an idyllic, eisenhower childhood it was lovely. i go back to that, pocketbook issues are what matter to a lot of people. and in foreig
CSPAN
Mar 10, 2011 11:00pm EST
is moderate america looking for a solution. i think these hearings or an opportunity for muslims to address at solution. let me be clear and state up front that the u.s. has a significant problem with muslim radicalization. i'm muslim and i realize it's my problem and i need to fix it. that's what i'm trying to do. it's unfortunate that you have some of the best work on radicalization is being done by nonmuslimsike nypd record on radicalization. most muslim groups condemn that report when we should have been doing that report. let me state clearly it is a problem that we can only solve. christians, jews, nonmuslims cannot solve muslim radicalization. yes, there may be other types of violent extremism, but that cannot be solved by nonmuslims. so we can close our eyes and pretend it doesn't exist. we can call everybody a bigot or islamaphobe, but you're not going to solve the problem and the pblem is increasing exponentially. i hope we can get behind this blind concept of violent extremism. radicalization is a continuum. cooperation is a continuum. i personally have never known a muslim that
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2011 10:00am EDT
the obvious. america has to get its fiscal house in order. how we got here is debated but certain things are indisputable. we have two wars that have been paid for on the credit card. we had tax cuts that went to the high income americans that are on the credit card. we recently extended them at the cost of $700 billion to the deficit. we had irresponsible behavior on the part of wall street that required rescuing the financial system in america so that main street could fight and survive another day. and then that led to a collapse in the economy and 10% unemployment that required governmental action in order to try to stabilize the economy. we have a long way to go in restoring the economy, but that has to be our first mission. the republican proposal on how to address this budget in these continuing resolutions will fail. the reason it will fail is because it fails to do what must obviously be done if we're going to have long-term fiscal stability and that is put everything on the table. the cuts that are proposed by the republican majority, unwise as they are, cannot do the job. the
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
, national farmers union, crop life for america and responsible industry for a sound environment. mr. speaker, i want to thank my colleague, chairman smid for her leadership and -- scmidt and thank the ranking members on the subcommittees for their support of the bill. i want to thank chairman mica and rahall for their leadership as well as chairman lucas and ranking member petter son of the agriculture committee. i urge all members to support h.r. 872 and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. bishop: mr. speaker, in light of the fact that mr. baca yielded back the balance of his time to me, can you tell me how much time is left on this side? the speaker pro tempore: 15 minutes remaining. mr. bishop: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from oregon, mr. defazio. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oregon is recognized. mr. defazio: we are here pretending to do something about a real problem. we are amending the wrong statute at the wrong time under the guise that this is a crisis and bringing
CSPAN
Mar 9, 2011 1:00pm EST
of us will face difficult problems. the question is, will america be the america that it's always been? we do not get our authority by might. we get it by the way we treat each other. and so these folks are going through some difficult times, these are the same people that this loan program is about, these are the same people that showed up time after time, sitting in the front row of something i call my foreclosure prevention program, with tears running down their faces. many of them have never missed a mortgage payment, have worked hard every day and have done everything that was required of them. these are our american neighbors, they are the american neighbors that sit in ohio, they're the ones who are in california and new york. those are our neighbors and they are in a time of need and we're talking about a $1 billion program to try to help people as they're struggling, trying to get up after an economy, by the way, where regulation failed them. they find themselves in these difficulties, in many instances, buzz people were not regulating -- because people were not regulating pro
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2011 10:30am EDT
dingell will represent dearborn, the largest arab- american community in america and rep keith ellison, congress's first muslim representative. this is one hour, 45 minutes. . [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [gavel] [no audio] >> the committee on homeland security will come to order. the committee is meeting today to hear testimony on the extent of radicalization in the american-moslem community and investigate the committee response. the chair wishes to remind our guests today that demonstrations from the audience including the use of signs and placards as well as verbal outbursts are a violation of the rules of the house and the chair wishes to thank our guests for their cooperation in maintaining order and proper decorum. in the interest of time, the ranking member and that -- and i have agreed that we have to remember witnesses testifying on panel 1. as a prior consultation, i ask unanimous consent to congressman dingell, congressman ellison, and congressman wolf as member witnesses not to be subject to questions from committe
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2011 12:00pm EDT
of the country from which they could train, organize, or conduct attacks against america, americans, or american interests. we are monitoring that very, very closely. again, i would go back to my previous answer to say that lincoln's use -- linkages with the intelligence community are very sound. there is no higher priority for this, and then the protection of america, americans, and american interest from terrorist attack. and we watch that very closely. >> gaddafi-directed attacks. any indication he has the intent to do that? >> i have not seen anything specific to that regard. but i think we must operate under the assumption that he would like to see that happen. we must necessarily keep our guard and our vigilance very high. >> aljazeera english. do you have the ability to distinguish the opposition forces from the gaddafi forces? the reason i ask, if opposition forces are moving in a coordinated fashion, could they in fact be targeted as well? >> the distinguishing between opposition and regime forces can be very difficult, particularly when they are in very, very close contact. again, our
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2011 7:00am EST
that america is watching and we can ill afford for the governor to start implementing measures -- i guess i'm shooting myself in the foot. it's coming to maryland on the 14th. i expect to see some of those young socialist-communist in the background when i watch msnbc to be standing at the rally, if i go at all. they would love to see him recall. if they do, the rest of america will fall behind him. host: next is a democrat in ohio. what do you think? who was the winner and loser in wisconsin? caller: i think the loser is the middle class. the gentleman who was just on is just a case of how the middle class is pitted against each other. huge tax breaks are given to people who make huge amounts of money and middle-class people are arguing amongst each other about things we should not be able to -- we should not have to argue about. people were properly taxed like they're supposed to be, they would not be having these arguments. i'm not saying that we should not have a competitive business community, but come on. they are making huge amounts of money. i say go on wisconsin. wisconsin is showi
CSPAN
Mar 10, 2011 7:00am EST
on the line for democrats. go ahead. caller: hi. the last time i checked, america was a place that all people could live. i think muslims are people. christians are people. we should tolerate one another. if you want to get angry in this country, there's enough things to get angry about. there are loss of freedoms. there are interfering into other people's countries and their businesses and their ways. we are not going to be satisfied in this country until we run ourselves all the way down into the dirt. host: again, if you like to contact us, you can dial in on the phone numbers. we have set aside our fourth phone line for muslims in the u.s. this morning. 202-628-0184 is the number for you to call and you can also contact us via e-mail or twitter. from "the washington post" this morning, "house hearing to bring debate on islam to the fore." host: that is from "the new york times -- that is from "the washington post." good morning. caller: in republican -- i am republican. i wanted to vote for george bush, but i felt there was going to be a war. i was told that republicans usually engage in
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
a real difference in rural america. i want to tell you about a woman who -- a woman from a small noun my district. she's 23 years old. she only makes $22,000 a year working as a daycare -- at a daycare. she grew up and wants to raise her children there. and the national neighborhood stabilization program is helping her become a first time homeowner. now our amendment would simply take the money that has already been allocated for this program and prioritize it for a -- our rural communities so we can change the way that streets like this look. and so we can make sure that more moms can raise their kids in towns where they grew up. this amendment doesn't cost any money. it allows a mom to raise a child in her home community and our amendment will not kill this bill. it would simply give our rural communities the ability to weather the worst crisis they've faced in a generation. now, maybe our small towns or this young mom should incorporate as a bank, maybe then they'd get the same kind of attention that we've given to wall street. because, folks, wall street is getting through this crisi
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 1:08am EST
. this is not about my past. it is about our future. i think america is in trouble. the debt is amounting, and is resting on the chests of my grandchildren. spending is out of control. we spend $300 billion of month, and we'd borrow $120 billion of that. we've borrowed from our enemies or our competitors -- china, japan, and the tyrants in the middle east. there is no end in sight, and the president's own budget, he has got to in years of deficit. he will add more to the national debt in his four years than all presidents or him combine. what is washington doing? thank god for the tea party. i noticed -- [applause] thank god for paul ryan and the republican party and steve king and others. washington is not about leadership. washington is not about the people. washington is about money and reelection. had he figured it out? -- have you figured it out? i will tell you a story, the nation is hurting, and washington, d.c., is a boom town. how does that grab you? i tell you what they are addicted to. special interest money, all i want is access money, wall street money, to be to fail money. u
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2011 8:00pm EDT
intensely about america getting weaker. when i'm in america i talk about europe. where you aren't, you talk about the other guy. i have a unique point of view. brian: so give us a scenario where the dutch government is using your expertise. do you go to them? write for them? talk to them on the phone? >> i work at a thirving tank called the centre for strategic studies. the dutch government funds my work there, half comes from the hague and half from the dutch government. they call me up and say explain the tea party. we all talk like we understand it but nobody really does. what is the philosophy about this? what is driving this? rather than read a newspaper of a european guessing, that's a great example. brian: do they ever ask you to come to washington and lobby for them? >> no. i would never do that. one of the great things about this is i can do and say what i thought. i wanted to say what i thought was empirically the truth and if you are your own boss you can do that and you have to be able to say no to any client. that's the is hing point. i can say and do what i wish. i would never
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2011 6:30pm EDT
to thank the state of hawaii and the hawaiian national guard who helped us respond to the america samoa when the tsunami hit there. the challenges, again, as we know, in the pacific, the distances require us to both leverage what we have in the fema warehouses, but also our close coordination with paycom, pacific command and their resources. nancy ward, you point out, one of our regional administrators, starts to talk with counter parts in hawaii or in the territories, in the event we see something coming, again, we know the distances, we know we can't wait. we are looking at how we'll start to ship or fly resources in. this is the close coordination we have, the ability to charter aircraft and work with the department of defense for those most critical supplies. as you remember in america samoa, one of the key issues the governor had was generators and couldn't wait for them to come by barge because he had to get his critical systems back up. so we were able to task initially d.o.d. and later extractors to fly the generators in there. it goes back to the authorities. this can be vested
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2011 10:00am EDT
standing for the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god indivisible with liberty and justice for all. thank you. you may be seated. we have a great lineup for you this morning. before we get to that, i have a few programming notes. you've got a program when you came in today. it reads from left to right in order of the speakers. we do have a little change in the program. senator rick santorum could not be here today. he sent his regrets. he did everything he could to be here. after the family values panel we will adjourn for a one hour lunch break. lunch will be a $10 a box lunch available to you right outside where you registered. you can try to navigate through the sky walk in beautiful downtown des moines. we will reconvene one hour after that. one last thing. this is a little important. turn off cell phones or put them in silenct mode. i am the director of the conservative principles pac congressman steve king's leadership back. pac. it is my honor to introduce this mornin
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2011 8:00pm EDT
unmet. i talked about reducing america's dependence on oil when i was running for president. i am proud of the historic problem -- progress we have made towards that goal. we will talk about that in a little bit. i have to be honest. we run into the same political gridlock, the seema inertia that has held us back for decades. that has to change. that has to change. we cannot keep going from shock when gas prices go up to a trance when they go back down. we go back to what we are doing until there is a price spike and then we are shocked again. we cannot rush to propose action when gas prices are high and hit the snooze button when they fall. we cannot keep on doing that. the united states of america cannot afford to buy that our long term prosperity, our long- term security on a resource that will eventually run out. even before runs out, we will get more expensive -- it will get more expensive to extract from the ground. we cannot afford it when the cost is so high. not when you're generation needs to get this right. it is time to do what we can to secure our energy future. and today,
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Mar 29, 2011 11:00pm EDT
commissioners are doing, all over my state, all over america. we have got to recognize that washington is spending too much, not taxing too little. how can we ask americans to pay more in taxes when washington is not even willing to cut cut $61 billion from our bloated bureaucracy? if i have a proposition from our colleagues who wish to raise taxes before we consider asking the american people to pay another cent in taxes, why don't we first drain every cent of waste from the federal bureaucracy? we will never truly dig ourselves out of this crisis and put this nation on a real path to prosperity unless we bring our spending under control. america's strength is not measured by the size of our government, but the scope of our freedoms and the vigor and vitality of the american people and their willingness to invest and work hard for the future. that's what makes us strong. endless spending, taxing and borrowing is a certain path to decline, and we're on that path today and we must get off it. so we know the threat, we know what we need to do. the economy is trying to rebound. so let's t
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Mar 1, 2011 10:00am EST
. at this point, america was in the throes of a cold war and our great nation was viewed with cynicism. the peace corps showed the world the enduring values of peace, commitment to national service and an optimism that had been lost in the cold war and world war ii. under the masterful direction of sargent shriver, it grew to 1,500 volunteers. i was one of those early recruits. i found myself in peace corps training and found myself in medellin, colombia. i saw the grinding cycles of poverty that left so many men, women and children without hope. i committed then to work to end the culture of poverty. it is in no small part due to that experience in the peace corps that i am standing here in the congress. yes, i will yield. mr. dreier: i'd like to con gradge late my friend for his service in the peace corps. he not only served then but he continues to share that with us today and as we deal with countries around the world, the peace corps has been very important and i'm happy to recognize their 50th anniversary. mr. farr: thank you, mr. dreier. over the past 50 years, the peace corps has shown th
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Mar 9, 2011 5:00pm EST
from indiana, mr. burton, talk about these critical issues for the united states of america. and each of us as they have come down here on so many days come down here to bring up these critical issues, informing you, mr. speaker. while that's going on there are people all across america that are listening in and deciding for themselves the priorities and deciding for themselves what kind of a job we're doing here in congress. and i'm here -- i'd love to step in on the immigration debate and burn up about 30 minutes talking about that, but, mr. speaker, i think to start out with -- i need to have this discussion with you about obamacare. and there's a fair number of different strategies that are working here in the house of representatives and perhaps a different number and a different strategy to some degree going on in the united states senate. but the circumstances are this -- almost a year ago obamacare passed the united states congress and was message to the president where he eagerly signed the bill. it was a combination of legislative shenanigans that took place. the bill that c
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Mar 10, 2011 5:00pm EST
. we're america's solvency. everything you and i think of an america is up for grabs. this is a very, very sober moment for our country. i would ask you to, if you will, just pretend in your mind . pretend that you are a congressman or senator in the year 1850. in the year 1850 you might recall there was this 10,000-pound gorilla in the tent. people politically didn't quite know what to do with it. it was called the issue of slavery. and the way politics was working, you had the southern guys and the northern guys. and so the power was somewhat divided and the people that were congressmen and senators didn't know what to do with this huge gorilla which we call slavery. the issue they didn't know what to do with so they tried to step around it as best they could politically and say we will have one state come and be a free state. they will compromise instead of dealing with it head on the problem they had. 1852 there was a book, "uncle tom's cabin" and it increased the rhetoric and the issue of slavery. the gorilla is glowing and he's there and he's threatening. by 1857 the terrible d
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Mar 11, 2011 2:00am EST
america? >> including the united states. that's why i mentioned those mosques. there are mosques in cincinnati and l.a. and new york, all across the country that have been part of saudi investments and their ideology abroad. and in order to counter that we need atrategy to help counter those institutions building those ideas. >> dr. jasser, and all of our witnesses today, thank you so much for being here and, dr. jasser, i applaud you being a bold voice on this subject. thank you. >> thank you. i yield back. >> thank you for yielding. i recognize the gentleman from texas, a former member of this committee, mr. green, good to have you back. >> thank you. it's an honor to be back. mr. chairman, ranking member thompson, i came by today because i love america. i love what america stands for. i love the pledge of allegiance. it means something to me. liberty and justice for all. i love the declaration of independen, all persons created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights. i love the constitution, a copy of which i hold in my hand. we the people is what i
CSPAN
Mar 27, 2011 6:30pm EDT
this was a tipping point. if the government took over the health-care system, america as we know it, as my grandfather and father came to this country, that place with no longer exist. i just went out and started talking and working on campaigns and helping people around the country trying to stir people up and provide a message. i got a lot of feedback saying you should think about doing this again running for something. i find out what i went to iowa, c-span covered my speech. other folks started to pay attention and they said you are running for president. i said i'm just going around the states trying to help out. in some respects, i kept going back to iowa, new hampshire, and south carolina, because every time i did, i got covered. that's why did it. i wanted to be heard. i was encouraged by people in those states to start thinking about it. that is how this happened, really by accident. >> you are quick to point out you are not a tea party guy. >> i'm not -- cannot not going to claim the metal bat i'm -- i am not going to claim the mantle live in a tea party. they were b
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2011 8:00pm EDT
>> if you recall it in the 1960's and 1970's, we were writing off urban america. >> with wall street's reemergence, new york city was really pulled into the global economy and became america's gateway to that economy and has really prospered ever since. >> watch the rest of the interview sunday night on c-span q&a. >> x, nouri clinton on military action in libya. then a discussion on ethics in government, then a forum from the consumer federation of america. >> secretary of state hillary clinton spoke earlier today about military action by the u.s. and its allies against the forces of libyan leader muammar gaddafi. earlier today, libyan government troops attacked the rebel capital in violation of a un cease-fire resolute -- resolution. she made these remarks in paris at a summit of leaders gathered to address the ongoing violence in the country. this is about 25 minutes. >> hello. before we begin, i want to sell a few words about warren christopher. he was a friend, and mentor, and truly a diplomat's diplomat. he served our country with such great distinction in so many capaci
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Mar 28, 2011 5:00pm EDT
to the american people. since returning from south america, the president has begun to talk in greater detail about our involvement in libya. for the second time, he's discussed our operations in and around libya with the congressional leadership. over the weekend he devoted his entire address to the topic and he'll speak to the american people tonight about our operations in libya. all of this is welcome and in my view, overdue. before addressing what answers i hope to hear from the president this evening let me address the notifications to congress that the president has made. prior to the initiation of combat activities in libya the congressional leadership received two forms of notification of the president's decision to order americans into harm's way. prior to departing for his overseas trip, the president notified the congressional leadership of his plans to send american forces in to combat in action a limited discreet role to destroy the integrated air defenses of the libyan government and to enable our allies to estab
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Mar 7, 2011 8:00pm EST
defend the constitution of the united states of america. we commissioned a survey by public opinion strategies, one of the most respected polling organizations, and let me tell you what they found. in spite of all that talk about it being about the economy and jobs, and jobs and the economy were critical, they found that 32% of the entire electorate on november 2 was made up of conservative and evangelical christians who voted 70%-21% republican, and they were the booster rocket that drove the biggest landslide in a century, and will be the key to victory in 2012 and again. i know that sometimes when people go to washington they lose 20 i.q. points, and some have more despair than others. there is a tendency sometimes among the punditocracy to think that moral issues should be kept out of polite conversation. that social conservatives should ride in the back of the bus. my message to the national republican party tonight is simple -- if you turn your backs on the pro-family-pro-life consider freezing -- constituency, you will be consigned to permanent minority status. some have sugg
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Mar 8, 2011 12:38am EST
this great nation, the united states of america is not going to become the united states of europe, not on our watch. thank you. [cheers and applause] . >> up next speaker is the former speaker, newt gingrich. [cheers and applause] he immersed himself in the study of history, in getting a master's in note -- history, getting a master's degree. he taught college for eight years. he was first elected to congress in 1978, where he served the six district -- sixth district. "the washington times" has called him "the indispensable leader." he got a man of the year in 1995. "meters make a possible. exceptionable leaders made them inevitable we do leaders make things possible -- leaders make things possible. exceptional leaders make them inevitable." under his leadership, congress passed welfare reform and the first balanced budget in a generation and the first tax cut in 16 years. a strong advocate of volunteerism, gingrich talks about the positive impact every individual can have. he has raised millions, including for habitat for humanity, cerebral palsy notep -- als --palsy, and others
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Mar 9, 2011 10:00am EST
pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will receive a message. the messenger: madam speaker, a message from the senate. the secretary: madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: madam secretary. the secretary: i have been directed by the senate to inform the house that the senate has passed s. 23, to amend title 35, united states code, to provide for patent reform in which the concurrence of the house is requested. the speaker pro tempore: after consultation among the speaker and the majority and minority leaders and with their consent, the chair announces that when the two houses meet in joint meeting to hear an address by the honorable julia gillard, prime minister of australia, only the doors immediately opposite the speaker and those immediately to his left and right will be open. no one will be allowed on the floor of the house who does not have the privilege of the floor of the house. due to the large attendance that
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2011 1:00pm EDT
with it the right resources by countering that ideology. the narrative says that america is against muslims, it creates this that america is going to iraq, to convert, kill them, attack them. that's the narrative. we can present our strategy so far has been try to break down that propaganda. that's wrong. we need to have a forward strategy of liberty minded freedom minded ideas into the islamic consciousness. we can do that as muslims but we need your help through websites, a social network. look what happened in egypt and tunisia through social networking and that countered a lot, that wasn't islamists that did that. most was secular muslims that wanted to take control of their future. when we have a government that produces a report and after the hassan incident and the word muslim or islam or jihad isn't in the document, you wonder why we are so paralyzed in treating this, i as a muslim i need this conversation. if we're going to fix this cancer that's within, the whole viable wonderful beautiful faith that i practice, we need to be able to talk about it. it's like trying to treat cancer
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Mar 30, 2011 10:00am EDT
served on the board of directors of the armenian assembly of america, the board of governors of the michigan design center, the detroit chapter of the armenian benevolent union and the seeds of peace. he was an associate in the founders society of the detroit institute of arts and was involved with the armenian library. edgar also founded the detroit chapter of the armenian american business council. edgar was named man of the year by the canadian armenian business council in 1995. in 2002, he was inducted into the international institute heritage hall of fame, and edgar was awarded the 2005 ellis island medal of honor. this prestigious award was to honor ancestral group who through struggle, sacrifice and success helped build this great nation. edgar deeply loved his community and his community loved him. always mindful of his humble roots, edgar always endeavored to better our world. he was a mentor to many and an avid patron of the arts, a philanthropist. he led companies to donate in excess of $70 million in goods and services to local charities. sadly on march 27, 2011,
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Mar 3, 2011 1:00pm EST
. the pledge to america, as i understand it, said that you were going to cut $100 billion is that accurate? cantor: i say to the gentleman that the -- mr. cantor: i say to the gentleman that the pledge to america said we are desire rouse of reducing discretionary spending, nonsecurity spending to 2008 levels. mr. hoyer: and h.r. 1, as i understand it, is scored at $102 billion, or thereabouts, is that accurate? mr. cantor: as he know the figure of $100 billion was taken from the difference between the president's f.y. 2011 request and the 2008 levels, which is how that figure has become. i say to the gentleman if he's trying to make the point about $100 billion versus $61 billion, the gentleman is accurate when he saze the $100 billion in cuts off the request by the president is the same as $61 billion of cuts against the current level of spending at f.y. 2010 levels. if i can make the gentleman's point for him, that's why i say that insistence upon $41 billion or $40 billion in cuts is nothing but defense of the status quo. that's why i say to the gentleman, that's unacceptable to our sid
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Mar 20, 2011 1:00pm EDT
champion of u.s. engagement in latin america and did an excellent job as my husband's on boy during the clinton administration. i think -- my husband's on vvoy during the clinton administration. this is an ideal place to discuss what i see as one of the central strategic opportunities for the united states today. obviously, there is a lot going on around the world. there is much that demands are urgent attention from the historic changes in the middle east and north africa to the tragedy unfolding in japan. as i often say, we have to deal with both the urgent and the important at the same time. with president obama departing for resilience in just a few hours, -- for brazilia and just a few hours, this is the time to consider another important part of the world. the president's trip coincides with the anniversary of a major milestone in hemispheric relations. 50 years ago, president kennedy launched the alliance for progress, pledging that the united states would join with latin american leaders to address head-on a development challenge that was, as he put it, staggering in its dim
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Mar 14, 2011 10:00am EDT
. we thank you that you gave us that ability to be able to take back the gavel. america thank you, new hampshire, for what you have done. give yourselves a hand. it is astounding. [applause] now i am here in new hampshire today for the purpose of asking you one more time, new hampshire. we need your help because you have set the course for the rest of the nation. you have set the standard for the rest of the nation. this was not an easy state but you did it. you cracked the knot in your able to send liberty, freedom- loving people to represent you. now we need to replicate that in all 50 states. this is our brief window of opportunity in 2012 to win the triple crown. the united states senate, running back up to 60 seats of liberty-loving conservatives. in fact, i would not mind saying -- maybe senators that has something in common. how do you like that? [applause] did anyone ask the important question this morning? tea, anyone? i would like to see some tea served in the united states senate, 60 c to of tea served in the united states senate in 2012, an overwhelming majority of t-loving
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Mar 7, 2011 11:00pm EST
, read state and blue state. our listeners are equally distributed throughout every part of america, because of our unique network of local member stations. rooted in their communities, locally owned, operated, and staffed, these are citizens serving citizens. our listener is still a personal connection to what we do. not long ago, i was walking in reception with npr "morning edition" hosts, and we are radio, but as we mingled and introduced ourselves, i was struck by their reaction people had when they realized who he was. not merely a media celebrity, but someone with whom they feel a deep personal connection. and then of course, always the same joke, i wake up with you every morning. he is a good sport about it. he laughs each time like it is the first time he has ever heard it. and he is in cairo tonight so you will hear his reports from the region over the next several weeks. our listeners tell us they appreciate that our reporters report. and so do our hosts. our listeners tell us they come to us for the craftsmanship, the stability of our programming, and the range of opinion
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Mar 2, 2011 5:00pm EST
, education programs, community economic development programs for people across america who need them. and that's why we have decided today, as a caucus, to come here and voice our support and to give encouragement to the workers and to your legislators who have had to leave wisconsin to prevent these devastating cuts to -- that will further damage the health, and i'm sure your state is no different from other states, where the poor people of color, women, are not getting the kind of health care that they need. what we need is to make sure that the benefits that we passed last year in the patient protection and affordable care act are implemented in wisconsin and everywhere and what your governor is doing is going backwards instead of forwards. ms. moore: backwards instead of forwards. $900 billion from our school system. $250 million in state aid for the university of wisconsin system is. $71.6 million if the technical college system. low income children and families requiring women who receive temporary assistance to pay, they are cutting them by $20 a month. 3% of the tanif checks.
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Mar 9, 2011 11:00pm EST
. more than 20 years ago, his father left a steamboat for america. he served as a public servant for washington state. a century later, his grandson will return to china as america's top diplomat. in the years between these milestones, he has distinguished himself as one of our nation's most respected and admired public servants. as their country's first chinese-american governor, he worked tirelessly to attract jobs and businesses to washington state and he doubled exports to china. two years ago, i asked him to continue this work as commerce secretary. i wanted him to advocate for america's businesses and american exports all around the world. to make progress with our relationship in john and use the management skills he developed as governor to reform a complex and sprawling agency. he has done all of that and more. he has been a point person for my national export initiative. last year, his department led a historic number of trade missions that helped promote american businesses and support american jobs. he has ever seen an increase in american exports and, particularly, e
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Mar 29, 2011 8:00pm EDT
of america is business. two saturdays ago, i was at south by southwest, a very exciting activity that takes place in austin, texas, it not only promotes the live music industry, which is huge in austin, live music capital of the world, but in addition, it promotes entrepreneurship among people with new, great ideas. and those new, great idea people, all -- i talk to them, they are so excited. such great young people. many of them in the high tech industry but in all the industries. those young people sat there and told me the one thing you can do that would hurt us the most is tax stock options and put up regulations that would prevent me doing what i need to do in my project. so if the government will stay out of my way and if you won't impose taxes on the very source of investment money that i'm seeking as a new entrepreneur, if you don't do those two things and you stay out of the way, i've got an idea that can change this country. and many of them have just those ideas. some of the things we have now like facebook, those things like they made a movie about and all that stuff, all that w
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